Children and Cancer:
An Atlantic Forum

September 15, 2017
Washington, DC

This year alone, nearly 16,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States. One in eight children will not survive, making the disease the second-highest cause of death among young Americans. The Atlantic will convene medical experts, policy leaders and advocates to address today's practical realities of pediatric cancer and identify ways these deaths can be reduced.

We’ll break down the latest in immunotherapy and how it is being used to help young patients survive and thrive. And moving beyond anecdotal evidence, we'll examine how can big data can be used to track how pediatric cancers impact aspects of health for survivors down the road.

8:00 am – 10:30 am ET

Knight Broadcast Center, Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

For more information, please contact KC Packer at kpacker@theatlantic.com

Presented by

Atlantic Live

Speakers

  • Caroline Belcher*
    Caroline Belcher* Cancer Patient and Survivor
  • Emily Belcher*
    Emily Belcher* Mother of Cancer Patient Caroline Belcher
  • Mary Billington
    Mary Billington Four-time cancer survivor
  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Washington Editor at Large The Atlantic
  • Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD
    Timothy P. Cripe, MD, PhD Division Chief, Hematology, Oncology & BMT, Nationwide Children’s Hospital; Researcher, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Nancy Goodman
    Nancy Goodman Founder and Executive Director Kids v Cancer
  • Catherine Hernandez-Blades*
    Catherine Hernandez-Blades* Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications Alfac
  • Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, PhD
    Brandi Davis-Dusenbery, PhD CEO Seven Bridges
  • Adam Resnick, MD, PhD
    Adam Resnick, MD, PhD Director, Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D³b) Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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